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Friday Fun with a Nautical Slant

Hello-Hello, welcome to an almost-weekend here at The Prepatorium. It’s Friday, the monsoon seems to have finally abated: we actually have sun shining and it’s just plain gorgeous. It seems like a good time for some Friday Fun with a nautical slant, we begin with some amazing cakes.

Fat Girl Cakes /

Fat Girl Cakes / My 1950s Wedding

The next come via Alana Scully Photography/Style Me Pretty (L) and Arte de Ka Cakes (R).

Alana Scully Photography via Style Me Pretty/Arte de Ka Cakes

Alana Scully Photography via Style Me Pretty/Arte de Ka Cakes

Here we see a trio of nautically inclined cakes via Bird’s Party Blog.

Bird's Party Blog

Bird’s Party Blog

This one is by Miso Cakes, the photo comes via The Cake Blog.

Miso Cakes via The Cake Blog

Miso Cakes via The Cake Blog

I like the Nautical Stripes Charm Bracelet from C. Wonder, and the Blue Nautical Stripe shoes by Zara are cute.

C. Wonder/Zara

C. Wonder/Zara

More jewelry, Betsey Johnson’s Nautical Theme Necklace,on the left, the Nautical Knot Bracelet is by Madewell.

Betsey Johnson/Madewell

Betsey Johnson/Madewell

Other jewelry options include the Urban Outfitters Earrings or our Needlepoint Anchors Bracelet.

Urban Outfitters/The Preppy Princess

Urban Outfitters/The Preppy Princess

When it comes to apparel there’s no shortage of items at J. Crew, like the Anchor Tee Shirt and the Linen Pocket Anchor Tee.

J. Crew

J. Crew

Equipment’s Whirlpool Anchors silk shirt is on the left, on the right we show the Moschino Cheap & Chic Anchor Heart T-Shirt.

Equipment/Moschino

Equipment/Moschino

For your MOTH (Man Of The House) perhaps the Shanghai Anchor Smoking Slippers or J. Crew’s Lightweight Pattern Socks?

Saks 5th Avenue/J. Crew

Saks 5th Avenue/J. Crew

For the wee Prince, a few styles from Danish brand ej sikke lej, the Sailboat Owl or Sailor Dog tees.

ej sikke lej

ej sikke lej

From the same shop, your very young Princess In Training may enjoy the onesie, if a bit older the tee could work.

ej sikke lej

ej sikke lej

Ralph Lauren offers some darling onesies: a vintage print, along with an embroidered navy style.

Ralph Lauren via Saks

Ralph Lauren via Saks

One of my all-time favorite infant items: the needlepoint Baby Booties from By Paige.

By Paige

By Paige

By Paige also has footwear for grown-up girls.

By Paige

By Paige

But perhaps my favorite nautically influenced shoes come from J. Crew, the Bow Pumps in Ratti Regatta.

J. Crew Collection

J. Crew Collection

They’re not terribly practical they are so distinctive, once worn they are not easily forgotten. But they are darling. Perhaps one would get more bang for their buck by using their pin money for these. The yummy-looking sailboats on the left are by Pink Martinis and Pearls, the collection on the right was shared on The Cake Blog.

Pink Martinis & Pearls/The Cake Blog

Pink Martinis & Pearls/The Cake Blog

Our final item is something new to the Princess, the Reilly tote from Crabberrie Bags, featuring a vintage boat on the water.

'Reilly' Tote at PreppyPrincess.com

‘Reilly’ Tote at PreppyPrincess.com

We hope you enjoy a splendid weekend, be it on land or at sea.

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Sperry’s 75th Anniversary Collection at J. Crew, Busy Gossip Girls

Hello-Hello and Happy New Year!

Wow – is it possible the holidays are all behind us? Hanukkah… Christmas… New Year’s?  Yikes, some of it flew by in such a blur we scarcely remember the goings-on. On other points we resort to using the selective recall technique, it helps us overcome the trauma of some episodes, like the great Cheesecake Tragedy.

However, we are back at it, and we begin with what must have been quite the coup for Brooks Brothers:

People.com

It seems that Kevin Jonas wore a Brooks custom tuxedo for his recent wedding to Danielle Deleasa. (We realize that the dinner jacket is nigh impossible to spot on the one and only photo we have seen of Mr. Jonas, and offer our apologies.)

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Next on today’s hit parade, a look at pieces in the 75th Anniversary collection from Sperry Top-Sider®.

Courtesy Photo

In honor of the big birthday the company will offer a number of limited edition releases, like the Men’s Seamate shown above.  Some are available at the Sperry site and others only at J. Crew.  The women’s Original 2-Eye metallic boat shoe seen below is at Crew, offered in platinum.

Sperry at J. Crew

(TP has stepped away for the moment, she is struggling with the word ‘metallic’ adjacent to the words ‘boat shoe’.)

The Crew site also offers this Original Authentic 2-eyeBoat Shoe (L) at $98 “featuring exclusive details you won’t find anywhere else (like grosgrain ribbon at the heel and a just-for-us color: soft sandalwood…”.  Or one can opt for the Original Authentic directly from Sperry at $75, sans the ribbon and special color. As always, we post, you ponder.

The Women’s Sperry at Crew can be found here; be advised there are only two styles available. The Men’s Sperry at J. Crew can be found here.

The Orlando Sentinel also had photos of upcoming pieces in the collection. On the left the Women’s 75th anniversary CVO, and on the right, the Men’s 75th anniversary CVO.

Of course, while perusing items at Sperry we located goodies we would love to acquire now, no need to wait for the fancy-schmancy anniversary hoo-hah. We were really taken by the Women’s Pelican Tall Boot in the new Sailboat print.

The Surf Blue Anchors Bahama remains a favorite as well.  Sigh.

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All the Sperry put us in a nautical mood and reminded us about the Sailor Glass Set at Fishs Eddy.

TQM purchased a set of the fab Cynthia Rowley dishes at Fishs Eddy several years back and we just adore them.

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We close with a few Gossip Girl tidbits, the first snippets from a lengthy interview with Chace Crawford that WWD did before the holidays. (Most readers know Mr. Crawford as one of the stars of the faux prep school drama.)

PHOTO: Tony Duran/WWD.com

Author Nick Axelrod’s opening paragraph is witty:

“Like the Pussycat Dolls or Brad Pitt, Chace Crawford is the kind of perfect human specimen that should be freeze-dried and put in a time capsule so that, in several thousand years, whatever manlike species can get a sense of just how good we looked.”

The story speaks about Mr. Crawford’s character in the show, Nate.

““I’m not ignorant to the fact that part of the reason why the show’s popular and part of the reason [why] people want to see it is to be like, ‘Oh, novelty boy! Hot boy! Pretty boy!’” Crawford says. “And that’s all fine and good. It is what it is.”

PHOTO: Tony Duran/WWD.com

The G2 crew is splashed on multiple magazine covers right now, far too many to justify a complete list, but here are three: Leighton Meester on Australia’s January Cleo cover, Jessica Szohr on Teen Vogue’s February cover and Taylor Momsen on the February Seventeen cover.

A busy group of young ladies.

With that we are off until next time!

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